Caribbean Designers Make Modern Looks From Traditional African Prints
Fashion isn’t for decoration only. What we wear can be a proud declaration of our cultural heritage. This is the guiding principle for these Caribbean fashion designers, who are using African-inspired prints to create styles that fit every woman. Inspired by their culturally grounded, but always fashion-forward perspective, we take their stunning looks out for a stroll.
Designed by Fashion brand Brass and Sassy, this dark, striped romper feels fit for the daring diva, combining a bare midriff with butterfly sleeves with layered pum pum shorts. Add a pair of dark strappy heels and prepare to have all eyes on you.
Also from Brass and Sassy, this matching tied bandeau top and fitted, flared pants in earthy hues of orange, green and deep red create a statuesque silhouette.
Bright orange with bands of purple are made fit for a queen in this regal, billowing off-the-shoulder dress designed by Kulture Klothes, a chic boutique in Miami Gardens. With a floor-length hemline, it’ll make you look like you’re walking on air.
This off-the-shoulder denim number from Kulture Klothes is dressed up with large flower patterns, accent bands of fabric, and a whole lot of bling. Casual, eye-catching, fabulous.
From Kulture Klothes, this sleeveless, high-low baby doll dress is fitted at the top with a shapely lower half that’s short in the front and long in the back. The blue and red fabric is accessorized with royal blue shawl and head wrap.
Model: Michelle McLean
Model: Maisie McNaught
Model: Kimberley McNaught
Makeup: Faith Elibert